Loving Jesus, Finding Feminism

People love to hate feminists. I understand. I used to be one of them. But somewhere along the road my eyes were opened to the fact that just like most Christians aren’t members of the Westboro Baptist church, most feminists aren’t what the media portrays them to be either. In fact, these days, I...

Everybody’s a Critic… and Why You Shouldn’t Care

Everybody’s a critic, right? But seriously, we need to learn to ignore those critical voices in our lives (and in our heads). Case in point? I recently came across this list of the 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History. Check out how outrageous these are: Ralph Waldo Emerson on Jane Austen “Miss Austen’s novels...

Red Xs, Like Buttons, and the Trouble with Slactivism

Slactivism. It’s everywhere! Perhaps last week you saw a few people, maybe some friends, maybe some celebrities, posting selfies with red exes on their hands like this one: The END IT MOVEMENT has called for Americans and other citizens around the globe to paint or draw those exes on their hands in an effort...

The Very Best Super Bowl Ad and the Church

I’m a big Denver Broncos fan and last night was… to say the least… devastating. I literally had a tear in my right eye for the last half of the second quarter. But, as an eternal optimist, I’m choosing to put that game behind me and focus on my favorite part of the entire...

FAQs for a Former Homeschooler: Part II

Here’s the part two and final post of my “FAQs for a Former Homeschooler:” Check out my previous post for more questions and some context! Here goes! Q: Were you allowed to date? Was that weird? A: The answers to these questions are yes and yes. I don’t know why so many people assume...